The Certificate IV in Photoimaging enables students to:

  • Appreciate photography from an artistic and commercial perspective.

  • Apply informed skills and conceptual development to their photographic practice.

  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of photographic practice, theory and history.

  • Display a broad proficiency and appreciation of photographic practice.

  • Make an informed decision about photography as a career.


Full Time Study:

  • Full time study requires you to take three subjects per term

  • At three subjects per term it will take you nine months to complete the course.

Part Time Study:

  • At one subject per term the qualification will take just over two years to complete.

  • Students can vary their study load each term.


  • Fees are on a per subject basis and can be paid in full prior to your term or a payment plan can be set up to pay it off throughout the term.

  • Please click each subject below to view the fees for each course.


What Our Students Say

I have completed my Cert IV in photo imaging at CCP and recommend them highly as a training institution for photography. All the lecturers are very knowledgeable and talented in their field. All students have access to the studios, darkrooms and mac suites while studying there which certainly comes in handy.
— Jaquie Nicole
Studying here has been great. Highly recommend the challenging and supportive learning environment.
— Nikki Hartmann
Any one even remotely interested in any form of photo imaging NEEDS to go here!!
— Mark Davies


What Will I need?

Your own entry level digital SLR with memory cards and lenses. It doesn’t need to be fancy! So long as it has manual controls and a removable lens, you have all the kit you need. Call us if you have any questions.

What you will need varies from term to term, however every assessment requires you to print your final work. So budget for printing costs per term.


Where do I begin?

We recommend that every student enrolling at the CCP begins with Introduction to Photography. Even if you feel confident with your digital SLR this course will fill in the gaps and ensure you have the best foundation the CCP can possibly give you.

I loved Intro to Photography. I came to the course knowing how to use manual exposure, but learned so much more. The skills we learn in Intro flow through every other subject. You need to know the fundamentals so that you can use them as tools to create better images.
— Steve Bailey

Certificate IV Core Subjects

Certificate IV is comprised of core subject, Introduction to Photography, six core subjects below marked in blue and two electives marked in orange at the bottom of this page. You can take these subjects as they are available, in any order you wish.


Considered the ultimate photography “taster” course. Discover new ways of seeing the world.

Photoshop, Lightroom, backups and file management. Learn the foundation of every great photographic workflow.

One of the last remaining darkrooms in South Australia, darkroom creates a solid foundation in “getting it right” the first time.


Build your portfolio further with inspiring artist research and a deeper look into visual story telling

Learn the foundations of light. A fantastic course to further understand how to use light to tell your story.


Elective Subjects

You will require two electives to complete your Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging



What Next?

Once you have completed a Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging you can strengthen your photographic knowledge and begin the Diploma.